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How can companies balance multiple growth strategies?

Companies that diversify their growth strategies are 46% more likely to survive the next five years than those that focus on one single approach, say Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell. How can companies juggle internal development, resource partnerships, and M&A? – Read the dossier.
Based on Build, Borrow, or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell (Harvard Business Review Press, August 2012) and an interview with Yann Le Bihan, CEO of Sciforma, November 2012.

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